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RE: Experiment about physically finding twitter users

From: Sören Preibusch <Soren.Preibusch@cl.cam.ac.uk>
Date: Sun, 25 Mar 2012 10:20:32 +0100
To: "'Karl Dubost'" <karld@opera.com>, "'public-privacy \(W3C mailing list\)'" <public-privacy@w3.org>
Message-ID: <004101cd0a68$872dba90$95892fb0$@Preibusch@cl.cam.ac.uk>
Let's reconsider: he found 2 out of 3 conveniently sampled users.

Sören

-----Original Message-----
From: Karl Dubost [mailto:karld@opera.com] 
Sent: 25 March 2012 10:03
To: public-privacy (W3C mailing list)
Subject: Experiment about physically finding twitter users

A person tried an experiment about people tweeting about where they are in
one of the most populated area of Tokyo.

FIND THEM.

1. he was able to find them
2. the reaction of the persons were interesting.

    Both persons were shocked that the unknown guy suddenly 
    approached and called them by Twitter name, told what 
    they had just ate at lunch. Both said that they would 
    change their icons, stop tweeting with private infor-
    mation, or even stop Twitter itself.
    —
http://asiajin.com/blog/2012/03/22/experiment-can-you-identify-twitter-users
-in-tokyo/

It is just an experiment, but shows also that some people are not conscious
at all about the possible consequences of their actions.


--
Karl Dubost - http://dev.opera.com/
Developer Relations, Opera Software
Received on Sunday, 25 March 2012 09:19:54 UTC

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